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the city of new york today in an opinion piece published on the daily caller beb site. after hurricane sandy, he writes, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. looters ran wild in south brooklyn, and if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark or you might not get home at all. yes. while nobody in this city recognizes that bogus, racist, and entirely mythical description of new york during the hurricane, mr. lapierre says ordinary americans are now at the mercy of everything from marauding latino gangs to urban thugs and drug dealers and woe to him who cannot defend himself and his property. >> upstairs. >> get the women upstairs! >> yes, mr. lapierre tells us that it is apocalypse now in america, a country in a spiral of descent now cratering close to the congo when it comes to law and orders. responsible americans, writes mr. lapierre, realize that the world as we know it has changed. terrorists, crime, drug bangs, the possibility of euro-style debt riots, civil unrest, or natural disaster. as one who actual
to grow up in an environment like this, in a tough neighborhood, in a tough city. and i think that that is exactly why he's not here right now. i think this conversation is going on longer than anticipated, and the white house really said this was his main focus while he was here at the school was to talk to these young men, martin. >> okay. thank you so much, john yang. let's go back to mark glaze. mark, i just want to make the point for our viewers that john yang was just making, and i want to mention a few reports of deaths attributable to gun violence in the last 24 hours. a man outside dallas was shot and killed early this morning. an arkansas woman was killed in her apartment hour later. and on valentine's day a teenager in north carolina was killed while playing around with a shotgun with her brother. it would be wrong of us just to look at today and think that chicago is unique in some way. this is a nationwide problem, isn't it? >> and the point that our mayors make all of the time is that the public pays a lot of attention when there's a mass shooting because it's so
murders. a city-wide crackdown brought gun related deaths down to a 30-year low in 2011. as the president hits the road, the "wall street journal" reporting the senate is poised to take action on gun violence. the paper saying that senate leaders will introduce a gun bill that includes proposals backed by the president with one notable exception. the ban on military style automatic weapons. >> i didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it didn't make sense, but i'll take a look at it. let's not limit this conversation to only guns. there are other issues, very important. >> any crackdowns congress could continue would likely be met with resistance from the right. the head of the national rifle association calling the president's proposals a slippery slope. >> you take something that is here and you say it's going to go all the way over there. there is no indication -- i can understand your saying that's the threat but there's nothing that anyone in the administration has said that indicates they are going to have a universal registry. >> obama care wasn't a tax until they nee
smokers out of new york city bars and restaurants. what's this guy got up his sleeve now? we'll talk about that as well. >>> first some developing news to bring you right now, republican senator marco rubio is now on his way to the middle east, right now. the senator says he will be visiting israel, he will be visiting jordan as well. senator rubio made that announcement about his trip on his website this morning, said he was traffic in his role as a member of the intelligence and foreign relations committees. his trip, of course, comes in advance of trips to israel planned by secretary of state john kerry and president obama. meanwhile, in other political headlines, jesse jackson jr. has been charged with misusing campaign funds. federal prosecutors filed the indictment against jackson friday. practices cuters say jackson diverted about $750,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including a $43,000 gold plated rolex watch and more than $22,000 in michael jackson memorabilia. >>> "the washington post" is reporting that fbi agents had been looking into allegations that new jersey democrat
them those medals, it was announced today that the new york city teachers pension fund will divest all its money from gun manufacturers. the new york city teachers fund is pulling all of its investments, every cent from five companies that make firearms. that follows after california state teachers pension fund also took its money out of gun companies. and after the mayor of chicago said he is considering whether to get money from his city's pension funds out of the gun companies as well. it also follow cerberus, deciding to sell the giant gun company that they owned. a move cerberus made after a call from its client, a california public employees pension fund questioned their involvement in the firearms business. when investment firms and big pension funds start taking their money out of the industry of making guns, the politics here are taking a step up. this is not any more about the optics of grieving parents and frustrated law enforcement and what everybody believes is going to be the futility of trying to change anything. this is about taking the argument that something must be d
right now as tough and colorful. the former mayor of new york city, his funeral being held at temple emanuel on the upper east side of new york city. former president bill clinton is among the speakers at the funeral today. he is representing the obama administration. the mayor died of congestive heart failure on friday morning. he was 88 years old. >>> coming up, just 25 days until the next potential fiscal crisis. the sequester could have devastating impact on our current economy, particularly the job market. we get ezra klein in. >>> plus, the highlights and no-lights of the super bowl. a record-breaking night in so many ways, on the field and on the clock, but also an electrifying night when the power was working, of course. then the power goes out. it was crazy. what was your most memorable moment of the super bowl? [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex ca
this weekend. we're looking good as far as snow is concerned. look at new york city. two days in the mid to upper 40s. no complaints. the snow almost completely gone from that big snowstorm last weekend. we get colder this weekend, but it's short-lived. here's your valentine's day forecast. what a beautiful day from the southeast through texas all the way through the whole southern half of the country. and then the northern plains, we showed you some of those snow showers possibly around chicago, too. overall looks like a nice day for anyone traveling on the eastern seaboard. washington, d.c., near 50 degrees today. not so bad, mid-february. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. [ dad ] find it? ya. alright, another one just like that. right in the old bucket. good toss! see that's much better! that was good. you had your shoulder pointed, you kept your eyes on your target. let's do it again -- watch me. just like that one... [ male announcer ] the durability of the volkswagen passat. pass down something he will be grateful for. good arm. that's the power of german engineeri
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drug gangs have invaded every significant city of size in the united states. then he used hurricane sandy to stoke more fear. we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. looters ran wild in south brooklyn. there was no food, water, or electricity. if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark or you might not get home at all. and then lapierre wrapped it up with a defiant call to arms. quote, we will not surrender, we will not appease, we will buy more guns than ever. your reading of that. who is he talking to? >> i think he's talking to people who will be accepting of a fear. he basically is trying to put fear into people's hearts, and if you read it carefully, you would think that it was an advertisement for gun manufacturers. the fact is that we've got -- basically i see it as a distraction. we've got to concentrate on sandy hook. we've got to concentrate on what's going on in our inner cities and folks getting guns that should not have them. and i think that -- i think what mr. lapierre is doing is, to be fran
i'm driving back, and it's light at almost 6:00. it's light. look how beautiful new york city is. don't come to me, t.j. t.j. is obviously back, right? >> he must think you're beautiful too. >> i'm wearing a different sweater today. >> but the collar of the sweater looks like a mouse ate it. >> look how beautiful new york city is. where are we? we're in midtown looking north. >> yep, that's northwest. george washington bridge upper left. upper west side on the left part of the screen. that's the reservoir. >> the jacqueline kennedy r reservoir. >> yes, it is. i think they went with onassis. >> sill me me. do you know for the kid at home watching this on the history channel, she was, what, like 31, 32 when she became first lady? >> that's amazing. >> i think it was 31. >> i was 31 when i started "morning joe." >> no. >> you guys know that? >> no, actually. no, you weren't. in fact, you have a birthday coming up. >> no, i don't. i have no birthday coming up. >> yes, he does. all right. time to take a look at the morning papers. "the los angeles times," music fans are in mourning to
was in traverse city thinking this town needs a sexy liberal. >> stephanie: good morning, john. >> good morning. i'm just taking my acid for my theme song. >> you hung out with my new bff, michael moore. >> stephanie: i know, he is awful. he said i'm not doing this again. i'm not going on because of bowling for columbine and how powerful that was, he said i'm done. you don't even have to have the sound up on your tv you see carolyn mccarthy and you go what happened? >> it's true. i'm not talking about the overwhelmingly favor responsible gun limits but i'm talk about the gun junkies. >> stephanie: yes, the top gun myths in mother jones, with have coming on, dave gilson. >> that's right. >> stephanie: and i remember walking out of the theater after bowling for columbine and thinking wow. >> yeah i think sicko and capitalism were great pieces. and it turns out he puts on quite a great comedy festival. it was snowing the whole time, but when michael moore gets involve -- he owns this state theater, and he did everything he has nights where it is only $0.25, so families can see
a city in shelby county. we don't need the voting rights act. as a result of section two litigation they created council districts. a black representative was elected for 20 years. suddenly, as a result of the redistricting, they reduced the black population from 70% to 29%. they don't pre-clear it. they go ahead with the election. the justice department has to do an enforcement action to stop them from undermining the minorities to elect. it happened in 2008, not 1965. >> this is not ancient history. bar brarks i'm going to give you the last ten seconds because i know you have a call to rally to protect voting rights happening on the steps of the supreme court. >> the civil rights community because of cases being held are heard on february 27th, this coming wednesday. they have called for people around the country to come and to show their support for the voting rights act and not surprisingly people are interested, very determined. we understand what's at stake here. as americans, we know that the fight here is opened a future to this country. it's over weather or not we are going
are allowed to protect yourself. it doesn't mean that, for example, in new york city, you're allowed to walk around carrying a gun. it's for the safety of the whole. that's okay. what's going on right here is really republicans need to stand up when we hear this fear mongering going on. let's call it the way it is. we want to do some things we have to do, we're for the second amendment, but let's be reasonable and rational on this. >> well, as we -- as i brought up to senator barrasso there about using hurricane sandy as a reference point. could you imagine, you know? come on. they'd be fighting over the food and the toilets. >> he's appealing to the same people that didn't want to give funding for sandy victims a month ago. >> yeah, you would think -- look at that cruise ship. what's the tone in washington right now? after that impassioned speech, obviously that is the key point of the speech where the president seemed to be almost preaching to a congregation. >> the gun control movement, i think, what we're seeing now like susan said, background checks are moving, there's a coalition aroun
of it for the people that want it. forget about getting people that are outside of it. in new york city with neighborhoods with a lot of money, there are people on waiting lists. >> for, like -- for people who are wealthy. >> as to the argument that it fades as the kids -- you have a couple of quality pre-k education with full day kindergarten. full day kindergarten is enormously important. some of those things the state could pick up. when i became governor that was my frontal boundary one and you put one-third of the billion dollars into pre-k and full day, and by the team i left in my eighth year pennsylvania kids finished first in the nation on the nate test in eighth grade with readers wrshgz eighth grade. we started out in year one, and our eighth graders that went through pre-k and full day kindergarten, and for us with all of the english as second language cities that we have for us to be number one in reading was extraordinary, and it came from an investment. that investment has to go all wait through, and you're right, quality of teachers. we had a program called keystone star
." >> caller: oh, hi. i live in michigan and i live about an hour away from the city of chicago, and i'm so sick and tired of hearing everybody say look at chicago, they have the strictest gun-control laws in the country -- you can go right over to indiana -- and i have firsthand unfortunately witnessed a gun murder. >> stephanie: oh. >> caller: and until somebody has been in my shoes, you know, i don't want to hear the debate. >> stephanie: it's like dianne feinstein says when you put your finger in the bullet holes trying to stop the bleeding -- >> caller: that's exactly what it is like. and when the republicans can actually see the destruction that this can do -- i don't know maybe that -- i don't know. maybe that would change their mind. and what is the problem with just having ten bullets in a freakin' round? >> you can do a lot of damage with ten rounds. >> but what if 15 guys are breaking in your house. >> stephanie: you know what you are the smartest girl in class. i'm giving you a gift card for sherry's berries. >> caller: oh, thank you. i just love ya. >> ste
and damaged several buildings in six cities. >> by my read of the solar system, this just happens to be a coincidence. you would see many more of these between now and when that big one comes by. >> those are assurances from astro physicist about the asteroid set to whiz by earth today at 2:25 eastern. the asteroid, named 2012 da-14 will be 17,000 miles away when it passes and then fade into the galaxy. by the way, that's closer than where satellites orbit. >>> also, we're keeping an eye on the white house. president obama expected shortly. he'll present the medal to 18 americans, six of them victims at the newtown shooting. as soon as we see the president, we'll get you straight to it. we'll be right back. push-ups or sprints? what's wrong with fetch? or chase? let's do this larry! ooh, i got it, i got it! (narrator) the calorie-smart nutrition in beneful healthy weight... includes grains and real chicken, because a healthy dog is a playful dog. beneful healthy weight. find us on facebook to help put more play in your day. if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everyt
invaded every city of significant size in the united states. so latinos, rye yots, they're coming to get you. this is shameless. >> well, it's fear mongering. and it's also actually untrue. that did not happen in brooklyn after the hurricane. so it is fear mongering. and it's the type of thing we really have to stop. he has spent his entire career trying to stop the sensible gun controls. as i said in 1968 after martin luther king and malcolm x, congress came together and passed reasonable gun legislation. he fought and fought and fought to take that back. and he's been successful. and then, ten years ago, when the clinton administration and andrew quomo, in particular, brought smith and wesson to the table and they were agreeing to put child safety mechanisms onto triggers, wayne lapierre just desz crated them. it was his campaign and it was success chl. that's why these kids can pick up a gun and use it today. >> i remember i was about nine when your uncle kennedy was killed. and then, in '68, dr. king killed and your father in june. and there was action taken. now we're seeing all of
that could freeze our transportation systems black out our cities, shut down the distribution of fuel and food, and lead to perhaps months of unprecedented elimination of social order. >> john: that was not a david lynch film. now with lots of him from its corporate allies in the firearms business, the nra has so altered the climate for gun-controlled measures that la pierre no longer makes comments like this one, after the 1999 columbine school massacre. >> we believe in absolutely begun-free zero-tolerance, totally safe schools. [applause] that means no guns in america's schools, period, with the rare exception of law enforcement officers or trained security personnel. >> john: contrast that bit of sanity with this notorious comment from lapier year after the december's sandy hook elementary school massacre. >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >> for more on the nra and the world of corporate sponsors that wayne lapierre has helped to create i'm joined by the author of
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